Moms are the best. Or at least, I think my momma is the best person in the world. Along with rearing two great children, she’s an amazing person to boot. I’m thankful for the way she taught me to love vegetables, how she stays true to who she is no matter what, her entrepreneurial spirit, and the unlimited love she pours into her family. Even when I was an obnoxious, sassy teen, I still recognized what a beautiful role model she is. And now that I’m making my own way, I’ve come to appreciate the light she is even more.
So I hope that you have the chance to give thanks to your mom tomorrow. And if homemade food is planned, then I highly recommend this flavorful, seasonal dish full of roasted asparagus, sweet carrots, and savory tart crust. It’s good stuff.
Along with being plum tasty, it’s also super simple! This tart crust (adapted from Food52′s awesome recipe) doesn’t need to be chilled for hours beforehand, and you probably have all of its ingredients in your pantry right now.
The veggies are pretty easy to prepare too. For the asparagus, just break off the woody ends with your fingers. (The veggie will naturally split where the tough part ends). Then, just slice and dice the carrots and radishes!
I was totally mesmerized by the colors in these veggies. The bright green asparagus yelled out, “Spring is here!” and paired great with some yellow carrots I found at the Union Square market.
If you’re interested in upping the health value, consider replacing the olive oil with a high-heat oil like coconut oil. When baked into the crust, it won’t affect the flavor much. You can even sprinkle on some chia seeds at the end for texture and nutrients.
Well, hope you thoroughly enjoy your holiday tomorrow and pay homage to the great mothers in your life. I’ll be with my sweet mother-in-law and fiancé’s family in New Jersey!
P.S. I would like to make light of the fact that this recipe isn’t one of the healthiest dishes I’ve shared with you. But during a holiday, I enjoy being a little decadent (whether it’s with some cheese or a lil’ brown sugar). Hope you enjoy in moderation.